10 Nights-Tropical Costa Rica

10 Nights-Tropical Costa Rica

 

Travel Package: Tropical Costa Rica

Stay: 10 Nights.

Hotels: Standard. 

Transportation: Shared Shuttle Transfers.

Visiting: San Jose City, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach. 

Activities: Baot Tour, Rainforest Hiking Tour, Hot Springs, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Zipline Canopy Tour, Catamaran Ride. 

Day 1 Arrive to Juan Santamaría International Airport

Arrive to the International Airport and meet your private shuttle to take you to San José.

Hotel: Colonial or similar. 

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

Stay: 1 night.

 

Day 2. Tortuguero National Park

Expedition: Tortuguero 3 days 2 nights.

Full Board Plan: Meals, land and boat transportation, lodging and tours. 

Breakfast served in route to the Tortuguero National Park

Stay: 2 nights.

Hotel: Baula Lodge or similar. 

Departure: 6:00am

Note: Tortuguero National Park is considered the Amazon of Costa Rica. There exist no roads to get there; consequently the final part of the journey will be by boat.

Includes: 3 days and 2 nights stay, expert local guide, transportation to and from the park, complete meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), an excursion throughout the canals, to the Tortuguero National Park (including exploring by boat within the park via the canals and waterways, trail walks, hotel accommodations, and all taxes.

Not Included: Entrance to Tortuguero National Park is $15 per person. Alcoholic beverages or bottled water. Does not include the turtle nesting tour; paid directly in Tortuguero. 

  • Your guide will present each participant with the itinerary which will detail the specific times for tours and meals.

 

Day 3. Tortuguero

Breakfast

Ecological tours in Tortuguero National Park

Lunch and dinner.

Your guide will instruct you on tours and meals.

Day 4. Arenal Volcano

Breakfast

Destination: Arenal

Stay: 2 nights

Hotel: Arenal Paraiso.

Room: Superior. Breakfast included.

Unlimited access to the hotel´s Hot Springs

 

Day 5. Arenal Volcano – Cerro Chato Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall.

Breakfast

Departure at: 8:00am

Return at: 3:00pm. Approx.

For those who are looking for a physically demanding hike, Cerro Chato Volcano, which has had no volcanic activity for the past 3,500 years, is the perfect choice. One can appreciate the changes from rainforest to cloud forest while climbing the peak, measuring approximately 3,700 ft.

A naturalist guide will accompany you during your hike and will teach you about the geological history as well as the surrounding nature that inhabits Volcano Arenal’s older brother. We will start the steep hike to the summit of “Cerro Chato” crossing a very compact, primary rainforest on our way. From the summit, we will walk down to the green lagoon (an old volcano crater) where we can swim, take pictures, or simply enjoy our surroundings.

After another short climb, we will begin our decent. This will give us a beautiful view of Arenal and the valley of San Carlos. As we pass through through the rainforest, we’ll hopefully see various birds and other wild animals (though viewing the enormous size plants alone make this tour worthwhile).

To top off this exciting tour, we will visit the breathtaking waterfall of Fortuna. Towering over 200 ft tall and surrounded by exotic vegetation, this majestic beauty attracts about 100,000 visitors every year. This natural wonder requires a steep 15 minute hike, but the beautiful landscape and refreshing swim in the clear, cool river will undoubtly be worth the effort.

This tour includes a 45 minute bus ride to our destination, about a 3 hour challenging hike of cerro chato, and a max. stay of 2 hours at the Fortuna waterfall.

Includes: transportation, guide, entrance fee to the Arenal National Park, lunch, entrance to la Fortuna Waterfall.

To bring: tennis or trekking shoes, hat, sun block, hat, camera, binoculars, bottled water, insect repellent.

Unlimited access to the hotel´s Hot Springs

Day 6. Monteverde

Breakfast

Transfer to Monteverde: Car-Boat-Car,  you will board a boat and enjoy a 40-minute ride across Lake Arenal. On the other side, you will board a mini bus or 4×4 car and finish the final 1.5 hour drive to Monteverde. 

Stay: 2 nights

Hotel: Cloud Forest Lodge.

Room: Standard. Breakfast included.

 

Afternoon Activity: Cloud Forest Train

Duration: 90 minutes

Pick Up time: 1:30pm.

You will see beautiful landscapes on a train, made exclusively to enjoy the cloud forest.

 

Day 7. Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Breakfast

Day Tour: Zipline Canopy Tour and Horseback Riding.

Pick Up time: 8:00am approx.

Duration: Half day.

Enjoy a unique adventure in the rain-cloud forest. Slip through the treetops on the Zipline Canopy, after Zipline enjoy a horseback riding through unique places in the greenery of the forest of Monteverde. You will truly experience discovering the forests of Monteverde.

 

Day 8 Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach:
After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and you will be provided with a shuttle bus transfer to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach.

Stay: 3 nights.

Hotel: Mimos.

Room: Junior Suite. Breakfast included.

Manuel Antonio is considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Most hotels are small and intimate, set high on a hill overlooking the rain forest, endless beaches and the national park.

 

Day 9. Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Departure: 7:15am

Duration: 3 hrs approx. 

After breakfast, Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Have an experienced nature guide take you on an informative hike through the park. Our guides know where you are most likely to encounter sloths, monkeys, etc. they will also provide a great deal of information on the history, flora and fauna during this easy 2-3 % hours walk. Snacks are offered during the tour, and guest may remain in the park after wards.

Includes: Transportation, entrance fees, snacks, and guide.

2:00PM. Catamaran sailing and snorkeling

Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

Come aboard and see the many dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and birds of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. The tour includes snorkeling equipment and a tour of the offshore islands . Wealso stop for a leisurely swim at one of the white sand beaches and dive on the underwater reefs of the Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve. Enjoy a feast of fresh fruits, grilled fish brochettes, pasta salad, drinks and the finest hospitality.

Includes: transportation, guide, snorkeling equipment, meal.

Day 10 Manuel Antonio.

Breakfast
Free day to enjoy Manuel Antonio and its beaches.

Day 11 Departure 

Breakfast
Depending on your flight back home meet your private airport shuttle driver in the lobby for your flight home. This transfer will be private.

 

Rates:

  • $1690 USD per person based on double occupancy.
  • $1360 USD per person third person sharing the same room. 

This 10 night package includes:

  • 1 night in San Jose City. Breakfast
  • 2 nights in the Jungle. Tortuguero National Park. Full Board.
  • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano. Breakfast
  • 2 nights in Monteverde. Breakfast
  • 3 nights in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast
  • Tours in Tortuguero.
  • Cerro Chato Rainforest Hike and La Fortuna Waterfall.
  • Cloud Forest Train. Monteverde
  • Zipline Canopy and horseback riding. Monteverde
  • Transfer car-boat-car from Arenal to Monteverde.
  • Shared shuttle transfers from hotel to hotel. (small group).
  • Airport Private Transfers. 
  • Taxes

Notes:

  • Tours are group (small group).
  • All children rates vary according to age and will be priced by your travel agent.
  • For packages booked during Christmas and New Years there may be an extra cost for mandatory dinners and parties, please check with your travel agent to see if these dinners apply to this package. 
  • Rate does not apply from December 10 to January 10 and during Easter. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *